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Cough and Asthma with Dr. Fred Nachtway

submitted by: admin on 03/28/2017
Asthma is found across all age groups and it often presents as a cough. Allergic rhinitis and reflux esophagitis often cause cough too. Bronchial provocation testing helps identify those people with a cough who have asthma from those with esophagitis. The prevalence of asthma is increasing and air pollution is probably part of the reason. Taking a careful history...

Cough and Cold Medications for Children

submitted by: admin on 03/28/2017
There is little evidence showing that any over the counter cough and cold medications change the course of a cold. Yet there are clear dangers related to them and the FDA is at last looking at this issue. The topic is reviewed.

Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Sleep is one of the most important lifestyle factors. Prolonged insomnia leads to inflammation and a whole host of illnesses that include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, overweight, and suppressed immunity. There are hormonal imbalances as well, that include insulin, leptin, ghrelin, adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters that cause profound...

Treating Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Many of the most common reasons for insomnia are reviewed. Treatment should be directed to the underlying cause. Sleeping aids are addicting and only effective for short periods. Alternatives are reviewed.